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Water restoration work in Abaco on target says WSC Executive Chairman - Apr 1, 2021 - 4:02:29 PM

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Water restoration efforts are progressing in Abaco almost two years since the passage of Hurricane Dorian.

Executive Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC), Adrian Gibson said the COVID-19 pandemic has created logistical issues and impeded the work there but the Corporation is on target...
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Tourism Minister: ‘Vaccination is critical to economic turnaround’ - Apr 1, 2021 - 2:45:25 PM

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Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar has urged Bahamians, particularly those in the tourism industry, to take advantage of the opportunities to get vaccinated.

“Our country, the revival of our critical tourism industry, employment, incomes, are dependent on tourism and tourism, trust me, is dependent on people getting vaccinated,” Minister D’Aguilar said...
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Public Notice: Closure of The 2020-2021 Crawfish Season - Apr 1, 2021 - 12:49:15 PM

The Department of Marine Resources wishes to advise the general public that the Crawfish Open Season will come to a close on the 1st of April 2021 and will reopen on the1st of August, 2021.  

During this time the capture of crawfish or any other marine resource with the use of air compres-sors is prohibited and should not be found onboard any vessel at any time...
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New travel requirements announced for Eleuthera and Harbour Island - Mar 31, 2021 - 8:20:44 PM

In accordance with the Emergency Powers (COVID-19 Pandemic) (Risk Management) (No. 4) (Amendment) (No. 10) Order, 2021, persons traveling from Harbour Island and Eleuthera will now be required to undergo a RTPCR COVID-19 test in order to obtain a travel health visa.

The requirement is effective Thursday 1 April 2021 and applies to persons older than 10 years of age traveling from Harbour Island and Eleuthera...
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The Bahamas receives the first COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility - Mar 31, 2021 - 2:30:11 PM


- The Bahamas today received 33,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The arrival marks a historic step toward ensuring the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide...

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Campbell applauds Police for key role in Urban Development - Mar 31, 2021 - 2:07:13 PM

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Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, applauded those members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force -- past and present -- who are/were attached to the Urban Renewal Programme for “never shrinking in the face of their responsibility.”

Minister Campbell was addressing the Urban Renewal Commission’s First Police Awards Ceremony hosted (Friday, March 19) at Salem Union Baptist Church Hall...
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Parks great for communities, says Youth Minister - Mar 30, 2021 - 11:09:36 AM

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Parks are essential for the development of young people, said Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Iram Lewis on Saturday, March 27.
Minister Lewis was present to officially open the Wellington Pinder Community Park, an area developed by the City of Freeport Council.

The Minister said as someone also from Water Cay, a small community, he knows “what it means to ensure that these communities are equipped with facilities to ensure the further growth and development of our young people...
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Bahamas Christian Council Executives receive first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine - Mar 30, 2021 - 10:41:58 AM

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President of the Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) Bishop Delton Fernander and First Vice-President Pastor Mario Moxey and their wives, received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, March 29, 2021 at Loyola Hall on Gladstone Road.

(BIS Photos/Kristaan Ingraham)...
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Congratulations to Jazrado ‘Jazz‘ Chisholm on solidifying his position in Major League Baseball - Mar 29, 2021 - 4:30:20 PM

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The Hon. Iram Lewis, on behalf of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is excited to extend congratulations to 23-year-old Bahamian Baseball player, Jazz Chisholm on solidifying his position in Major League Baseball as the 2nd baseman for the Miami Marlins team.

Jazz, who was always a highly regarded prospect was competing against another top prospect, Puerto Rican native, Isan Diaz for the only open full time position..
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Government and AML Foods Distributed 350 Food Packages on Saturday - Mar 29, 2021 - 4:04:57 PM

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The Government’s partnership with AML Foods in a Food Distribution Network continues, according to Minister of State for Finance and for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson.   Minister Thompson said the government was very pleased to continue its partnership with AML Foods and was on hand on Saturday, March 27, 2021 to hand out 350 packages for residents in need. The distribution took place on the grounds of Cost Right Wholesale Club.  

“We started the Grand Bahama food program as a result of Covid-­‐19...
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Rebuilding Grand Bahama Documentary Series - Mar 29, 2021 - 3:17:48 PM

The Office of the Prime Minister Grand Bahama invites you to watch the Rebuilding Grand Bahama Documentary Series.

This is our story of the rebuilding process in Grand Bahama post Hurricane Dorian as we rebuild homes, businesses, roads, but most importantly we are rebuilding the LIVES of PEOPLE...
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Minister Thompson officially opens Churchill Tener-Knowles Community Park - Mar 29, 2021 - 2:44:45 PM

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“When it comes to honouring people like Churchill Tener-Knowles, it’s never political, it’s personal,” said Minister of State for Finance and for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson.

“It’s personal because we know of the life that he has lived.  And we know of the service he has given.”

Minister Thompson’s remarks came during the official naming ceremony of the Churchill Tener-Knowles Community Park, on Saturday, March 27, 2021... 
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Director General shares optimistic on the state of tourism - Mar 29, 2021 - 1:26:44 PM

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In a recent meeting of The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s Board of Directors & Membership Meeting, Director General Joy Jibrilu shared hopeful news that the tourism industry is well on the way to recovery.
 
Noting that 2020 was a challenging year, not only for the country but also globally, Jibrilu expressed her excitement on the current position that the industry holds. “Our insights show us that there is huge interest in Caribbean travel, and specifically travel to The Bahamas.”
 
Data has shown that this interest has peaked since the opening of the borders. Reflecting this trend is the latest report from the Expedia Group’s North American sites...
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COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX Facility scheduled to arrive this week - Mar 29, 2021 - 9:31:25 AM

The Bahamas has been informed by the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) that it will receive 33,600 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX Facility this week.

The batch represents the first tranche of a total of 100,800 doses earmarked for The Bahamas and pre-paid through the PAHO Revolving Fund...


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NEMA Conducts Community Emergency Response Training - Mar 29, 2021 - 9:05:42 AM

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The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, conducted a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training workshop, teaching lifesaving skills to a group of individuals on New Providence.

The workshop was held March 22 to 27, 2021, ending with a simulated exercise on the grounds of NEMA and the nearby area. Scenarios called for participants to transfer what they learned in the event real-life disasters were to occur...
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Equinor re-commits to Grand Bahama - Mar 28, 2021 - 6:18:55 PM

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The corporate leadership of EQUINOR SOUTH RIDING POINT in The Bahamas paid a courtesy call upon the Attorney-­‐General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Hon. Carl  Bethel,  and  Minister  of  the  Environment  and  Housing,  the  Hon.  Romauld  Ferriera, at the Office of the Attorney-­‐General, March 18, 2021.

The team from EQUINOR presented a video overview of the impact of Hurricane Dorian’s...
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PHA mourns the loss of PMH Deputy Medical Chief of Staff - Mar 28, 2021 - 12:38:48 PM

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The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) joins the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) family in mourning the passing of Dr. Cordelia Nairn, Deputy Medical Chief of Staff.  Dr. Nairn passed away on March 25th and leaves a legacy as a compassionate clinician and an able hospital executive. 

A graduate of the College of the Bahamas and Tennessee State University, Dr. Nairn earned her Associates of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry and her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology before enrolling in the UWI Medical Program in 1999.    
Dr. Nairn enjoyed successful career as a physician spanning over sixteen (16) years...
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New Marine Patrol Craft Commissioned in Grand Bahama - Mar 27, 2021 - 8:27:31 PM

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Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister, the Hon. Michael Pintard, was on island on Friday, March 26, for the commissioning ceremony of the 25-­‐foot Contender Marine Patrol Craft.

The ceremony, held on the grounds of the Canine Unit Compound, was also attended by Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Iram Lewis; Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction...
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Cancellation of Grand Bahama COVID-19 Vaccine Exercise - Mar 27, 2021 - 5:14:32 PM

Grand Bahama Health Services wishes to advise the public that due to over-subscription of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine, the session for Saturday March 27, 2021 has been cancelled until further notice. 

Upon replenishment of our vaccine stock, the public will be advised when the vaccination exercise will resume, via local and social media.  Persons who have already received a vaccine but did not receive a Vaccine Card will be advised of a day for pick up...  
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Persons using The Bahamas Court System now able to conduct cashless transactions - Mar 26, 2021 - 4:52:15 PM

The Hon. Chief Justice Sir Brian Moree explained that with the integration of The Bahamas Digital Payment Platform (DigiPay) into the court process, persons using the courts in the country will be able to conduct cashless transactions by using a credit card or debit card to pay fees for filing court documents; fines imposed by the courts and traffic tickets in the Traffic Court.  

“The DigiPay Platform will be available in New Providence in the Magistrates Courts, the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal...

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